Following the suspension of the Northern Premier League fixtures, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our club with the help of our joint owners and supporters continue to provide backing to ensure we will see football continue when it is safe and legal to do so.
This coming Saturday, we would have been expecting to see a large following of fellow like minded supporters, who are also joint owners of their football club heading to the seaside in FC United of Manchester. What an atmosphere that would have been!
We are inviting supporters who perhaps would have been attending the game to donate their admission fees to support our community football club where possible. The Valley Bar Seadogs continue to raise valuable funds to ensure football will continue next season or whenever that may be, however on surpassing the target set, the GoFundMe page will expire on Sunday 12th April. Supporters going forward may wish to donate their away travel or admission directly to the club, which can be found here.
In a bid to bring a matchday to you in the safest possible way, we will once again be running a virtual matchday, substituting a game of football for a podcast with Scarborough-born and former Manchester United midfielder, Jonathan Greening. Thank you to the Scarborough News for putting this podcast together and Jonathan for agreeing to be interviewed to entertain us. The podcast will kick off at 3pm and links will be available on our social media outlets nearer the time.
Golden Gamble tickets can also be purchased online, which will be split 50:50 and drawn after half time (3.45pm) on our social media channels. Meanwhile, exiled and visiting supporters may wish to head to the beaches for a virtual donkey ride? You can also purchase chips from Bunner after positive feedback when the chip fryer came to the Flamingo Land Stadium for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
We will be providing an e-programme for the first time this Saturday, resembling a match day programme from the comfort of your screens at home. Thank you to Martin Dowey and Adam Poole who are putting this together. A pdf version of the programme will be available to those purchasing an e-programme.
You can become involved in the virtual match day experience in a number of ways as outlined above. Please follow the link here to get involved.
The virtual match days will continue for the final three home fixtures, which would have taken place on Saturday with FC United of Manchester, Thursday 16th April (Atherton) and Saturday 18th (Grantham Town). Boro would have been set to complete the league season on Saturday 25th April.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us during these difficult times and when football does return, it will all be worth it.« Back to news